KLIATT - May 1, 2006
"Quick plot development. The protagonist is well developed; it is easy to identify with Josh's frustrations and his growth."
Resource Links - February 1, 2006
"What a fabulous book!...If you bring one book to one boy this year, this would be an excellent choice! (Girls and adults will like it too!)"
CM Magazine - February 1, 2006
“A swift moving plot and language designed for a 2.1 reading level make this a quick, easy, and engrossing read. Josh comes to life as a complex character, struggling with his past hardships, present conflicts and uncertain future...Recommended.”
Hip Librarian's Book Blog - November 1, 2005
“Action and character development are nicely balanced in this well-paced novel about a kid in trouble who is still worth saving.”